Run by Gr8Events, the Ellerton Sprint Triathlon is one in a series of swim, bike, run and triathlon events. The format for the race is a 750m swim, followed by a 21k cycle on roads surrounding the lake, finishing with a 6k run.
The swim section was a one lap mass start, followed by an undulating 1 lap bike course, and completed with a testing out and back run route, over uneven surfaces and mixing on and off road.
Felicity and Phil Caddick took to the start line representing the Yorkshire Vikings amongst 94 other competitors.
The mass start proved a real test, with Felicity quoted as saying that it was “not for the faint-hearted, I had a small panic attack about all the kicking and grabbing!”. This didn’t impact Felicity’s performance though, as she recovered from the testing start to complete the event in 01:36:12, with splits of 18:57 swim, 02:01 T1, 48:04 Bike, 00:41 T2 and 26:30 run.
Phil also put in a great performance in the event, finishing not too far behind Felicity in 01:41:59, with splits of 21:01 swim, 02:19 T1, 42:54 bike, 02:14 T2 and 33:30 run.
Both Felicity and Phil enjoyed the event and would recommend it as one to event again. Another event for other Vikings to keep in mind for next year!